Experimental and numerical investigation of turbulent convection in a rotating cylinder

R.P.J. Kunnen, Bernardus J. Geurts, H.J.H. Clercx

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    The effects of an axial rotation on the turbulent convective flow because of an adverse temperature gradient in a water-filled upright cylindrical vessel are investigated. Both direct numerical simulations and experiments applying stereoscopic particle image velocimetry are performed. The focus is on the gathering of turbulence statistics that describe the effects of rotation on turbulent Rayleigh–Be ̿nard convection. Rotation is an important addition, which is relevant in many geophysical and astrophysical flow phenomena.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)445-476
    Number of pages32
    JournalJournal of fluid mechanics
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • EWI-19259
    • IR-75589
    • METIS-275835

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